The marginalization of vernacular narrating in religious celebration

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Based on the author's field research into West Javanese traditions of Islamic ritual, the author argues that the religious, social and political field within which narrating has been a congenial practice for Islamic ritual celebration has changed. The change signals important distinctions concerning the evolution of public religious forms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReligious Festivals In Contemporary Southeast Asia
EditorsPatrick Alcedo, Sally Ann Ness, Hendrik M.J. Maier
Place of PublicationManila Philippines
PublisherAteneo de Manila University Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9789715507592
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Islamic ritual, Indonesia, narrative, public religion, West Java

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